Day 8 12.30 The Old Town

29 07 2017

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My long walk took me to Bo Bae, the wholesale clothing market, where city most resembles Rangoon or Dhaka, city buildings in disrepair, murky alleyways and pressing crowds in the busy laneways. From here I followed an alleyway lined by songbirds, found a whole street selling pineapples and then stumbled into the dark, cavernous Nang Loeng market for some delicious boat noodles. Next door a hundred year old timber cinema, about to be restored by the Bangkok City government.

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Day 8 8pm Sala Daeng

29 07 2017

 

So its come to this: my wild night out in Silom on this trip was a wingbean salad at Baan Ying, and an overpriced coffee on the terrace of the new Dean & Deluca, watching the world going by, and listening to Mariya Takeuchi. 😉





Day 5 12.00am Ari

26 07 2017

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I dropped the chic (and expensive) vintage store Museum of Everything Jinglebell, with its girly and flamboyant fashions, before meeting a friend for a lunch of street food on Soi Ari: a bowl of noodles, followed by coconut cakes made from two kinds of batter (one salty and one sweet) with corn and chives, and sweet tamarind.

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Day 9.30am The Old Customs house

25 07 2017

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The original filming location for the external shots in Wong Kar Wai’s “In the Mood for Love.”

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Day 4 10am The troks of Charoen Krung

25 07 2017

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Day 1 12.20pm Baanai hotel

24 07 2017

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Lunch at the Baanai Hotel, a restored 1920s mansion. I had hoped toot try khao chae – rice soaked in ice jasmine water – but as it was out of season I tried the cotton-fruit-and-dried-pork salad instead.

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HK glow

21 06 2017

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